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2012 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia PR-70 PCGS (25th Anniv)

2012 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia PR-70 PCGS (25th Anniv)

This 2012 Britannia Gold Bullion coin features Philip Nathan’s original, breathtaking portrait of Britannia on the reverse. This famed design was chosen for 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Philip Nathan’s design is beautifully complemented by the current portrait of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In keeping with tradition, Gold Bullion Britannia coins are struck in 22-karat Gold.

Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles, takes her name from an ancient term for Great Britain and has been a popular figure since the 1st century, when she was first depicted on Roman coinage under the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. She was a firm fixture on coins from this point onwards, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when she was chosen to appear on the 50 pence coin until 2008.

Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Like Columbia in the U.S. and Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming.

In 1987, Britannia’s image graced the new Gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Mint known as the Gold Britannia. These Gold coins have since grown in popularity as an investment and a collector’s piece. Gold Britannias are available in sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins. In 1997, the Royal Mint expanded this design to a Silver bullion coin known as the Silver Britannia. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them major players in the modern coin market.

Customer Reviews of 2012 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia PR-70 PCGS (25th Anniv)
2012 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia PR-70 PCGS (25th Anniv)
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A beauty

By  Piotr

from CT


This coin is very lustrous and has a very unique gold shade to it. It's very classy looking, fair sized and feels very good in your hand. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth the extra penny.


  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)


from NY


The Gold Britannia is a much more beautiful coin than the American Gold Eagle: The 2012 version shows the standing Britannia striking a much cooler pose than her cousin, the Walking Liberty, and the proof-like SHINE on the coin is off the chart. The reverse of this coin is so stunning, you don't even mind you-know-who on the obverse!

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